13 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Honored by Chambers and Partners

Date: June 2, 2006

June 2, 2006 - Baltimore - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP (WTP), one of Maryland's largest firms, is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners (Chambers) has ranked the firm and 13 WTP attorneys in its list of America's leading firms and business lawyers.    

"In addition to the Whiteford lawyers who were selected in prior years, there are five who were added to the list this year - Mary Claire Chesshire, James P. Gillece, Jr., Eva H. Hill, Paul W. Madden, and Rose M. Matricciani. These are talented lawyers who exhibit a level of skill and dedication to our clients that deserves the highest recognition.  We are delighted that they have been acknowledged as such by Chambers USA," noted Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr., managing partner of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston. 

WTP has a total of 13 lawyers named by Chambers as the best in the fields of Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Employment (Mainly Defendant), Healthcare, Litigation (General Commercial), and Real Estate law, including from previous years: Thomas C. Barbuti, James R. Chason, Robert B. Curran, Peter D. Guattery, Jeanne M. Phelan, Joseph K. Pokempner, William F. Ryan, Jr., and Larry M. Wolf.  The publishers of the world-famous guides to law firms and lawyers, Chambers conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with clients to assess the expertise and reputations of business lawyers in 175 countries across the world for their publications including Chambers UK, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Chambers Student .  For the current US directory, over 10,000 interviews were conducted by a team of 40 full-time researchers over an eight-month period.